The Placerville Dental Group takes your oral health seriously, and when you do too it’s a win-win! Sometimes, though, our patients put off dental visits or ignore symptoms that are signs of potential oral distress. When is it most important to visit the dentist? Check out our Placerville dentists’ top five reasons you should see us!
Toothache, gum pain, and pain in your jaw or neck are best taken care of promptly. Tooth pain is hard to ignore and usually is a symptom of infection or a hidden abscess. Sore and sensitive gums make eating difficult and they tend to bleed easily. Persistent neck or jaw pain are potentially symptoms of bruxism, TMJ disorder or related to a spreading oral infection.
When you have braces, it’s important to adjust them regularly by keeping your appointments. Doing so ensures that the treatment you’re paying for actually works. Otherwise, you end up needing to wear the braces even longer!
Pregnancy affects dental health and may aggravate existing dental problems. Rather than avoid the dentist, the healthiest option for you and your baby is to either schedule an appointment when you are diagnosed as pregnant or keep scheduled appointments during a pregnancy. X-rays are always avoided until after the baby is born to avoid unnecessary radiation exposure.
Tobacco users have an increased risk of periodontal disease, tooth loss, and oral cancer. Smoking or chewing tobacco is proven to be harmful, and even vaping is appearing to be harmful. So if tobacco use is your habit, regular dental visits are critical to your health.
The American Dental Association recommends visiting the dentist twice a year, and for good reasons. Your teeth and gums need professional care regularly to prevent major dental problems. Brushing and flossing daily prevents most complications, but it’s impossible to totally eradicate plaque and tartar buildup at home. Regular exams and cleanings give your mouth a “clean slate” every time, reducing the risk of gum disease and preventing cavities.
The Placerville Dental Group seeks to provide the best dental care in Placer County. Call us today for an appointment, use our online request form, or check out our website for more dental care tips.